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While you stay safe and stay home here is a suggestions of things to do to keep you entertained, learning, relaxed and fit! 

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    Physical Address
    95 Cedar Street
    Newington, CT 06111

    Phone: 860-665-8700

Online Events/Programs via Zoom Cloud Meetings and YouTube


Even though our building is closed until further notice, we are still here for you!  We are updating this page with new events all the time, and if you would like to see a specific type of program, let us know!  Stay safe and healthy Newington!

Some events will take place on Zoom Cloud Meetings and all of the information on how to join an event can be found by clicking here.  Registration is required.  We hope to see you there!  Other events, which are not live and do not require registration are on our YouTube Channel and can be accessed via YouTube. There will also be some Live YouTube events scheduled that will require registration. The Library is working with NCTV to have some of the programs viewable on their channel.

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Make Your Own Literary Flowers Today!
Library Director Lisa Masten will show you how to make literary flowers from old book pages via Youtube. Watch the video to learn how it is done and make some beautiful flowers for you or that someone special at little or no cost. 

Link to the video
Downloadable instructions
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Gentle Yoga with Cynthia
Available Monday, June 1 

If you have some familiarity with yoga postures and want to further explore the practice of yoga, join librarian and Parks & Recreation Yoga Master Cynthia Wolcott for a Gentle Yoga Class. Modifications of postures are made to accommodate all, allowing all levels to feel supported.

Link to the video

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Healthy Cooking with Cailin McBee  
Available Monday, June 1 

Learn how to make Egg Frittata from Cailin’s Kitchen courtesy of Balance Massage & Wellness Center. From preparing healthy ingredients to the finished product. Watch and learn to be a healthy home chef!

Link to the video

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Virtual Tech Help Appointments

Are you looking for help downloading an eBook?  Are you wondering how to get started with our streaming services like Acorn TV? Do you need help with your smartphone or iPad? Call the library to schedule a one on one appointment with a librarian! Appointments will be held through Zoom

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Let’s Get Through This Together Workshop
Offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:00 PM. 
Please call  

Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut is offering a COVID - Let’s Get Through this Together Workshop.
Please call 860-856-2301 to register.

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Career Assessments Workshop - Virtual Program
Tuesday, June 9, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut, Inc will present a virtual workshop through Zoom. One registered, a Career Coach will follow up with instructions on how to attend this virtual workshop.

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Streaming At Home
Wednesday, June 10th, 10:00 a.m.

Spending more time at home? Looking for something to watch? Join us for a basic overview of quality online entertainment options using streaming services like Netflix and Hulu with a variety of different devices.  View this video beginning June 10th.

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ReDefined READs - Book Trinket Box
Available Monday, June 15 

Watch and learn how to make a trinket box from an old book with Library Director Lisa Masten. Call  860-665-8700 to register for a Grab & Go kit to make your own box beginning June 8. Please note supplies are limited. Instructional video available on June 15.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Friends of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library Annual Meeting - Virtual Program
Wednesday, June 17, 7:00 p.m.

Join the Friends for their annual meeting to be held virtually via Zoom. Please call the library at 860-665-8700 to register  A Zoom invite and  instructions will be emailed to you to allow you to view and participate. This meeting highlights the Friends past year accomplishments and election of new officers.

Link for Slate of 2020-2021 Officers

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Resume Writing Workshop - Virtual Program
Tuesday, June 23, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut, Inc will present a virtual workshop through Zoom. One registered, a Career Coach will follow up with instructions on how to attend this virtual workshop

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Adult Summer Reading Registration
Thursday, June 18

Adult summer reading registration will begin on Thursday, June 18.  Registration will be online, by phone or with a printed form (upon request). Register on this day for a chance to win the kickoff prize giveaway basket.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Adult Summer Reading
June 18 - August 14

Register yourself online, by phone or with a print form (upon request). Read or listen to the library books of your choice at your own pace. Receive one prize ticket for each book completed. Tickets will be available online or  you can call to have one submitted. Weekly drawings held on Friday. All weekly entries will be entered into the grand prize drawings which will be held on Friday, August 14.  Winners will be notified. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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All-Ages Summer Reading Virtual Kickoff
Monday, June 22, 10:30 a.m.

An all ages event. Kick off summer reading with Jester Jim! Experience a virtually interactive juggling show. With his wild antics and jaw-dropping skills, you won’t be able to look away! Registration is required. All registrants will be emailed the link to program.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.